A Week Off from a Lifestyle Change???

Sunday, October 17, 2010

How do you take a "week off" from a lifestyle change? Well, I did...somewhat anyway. This week, I experienced a personal and professional loss of a woman I greatly admired. I gave myself permission to go off my diet, exercise, and college classes for a week. I still somewhat watched what I ate, but did give into ice cream and brownies one night and chocolate truffles daily. Oh, how I will miss my truffles. I find myself renewed tonight. I think I needed the break from the strict dieting and busy schedules of college classes and exercise routines. I did however have to go to work...that doesn't stop. ;)
I need to get back on track with my normal routine again. Who is up for joining me?
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    Sorry about your loss. Here is to your renewed strength! emoticon
    3858 days ago
    Sorry about your loss - but back on track is really for the best.

    You are learning - we can slip and slide a bit as long as we get back on track.

    3859 days ago
    I am sorry to hear you suffered a loss. I think it's normal to need a period of time to "check out" and cope at times. It doesn't mean your journey is any less life-changing. What will happen, over time, is that you'll realize that your breaks become less different from your program because your lifestyle truly will be changed. (And I'm with you. I've been traveling the better part of a month, and I am SO ready to get home and get back into a normal routine.)
    3859 days ago
    Sorry about your loss. Don't feel too guilty about taking time off of everything. Sometimes sorting out our emotions and feelings is the most important thing we can do in our lives.

    It's important to say on track however. I noticed you said "...I still somewhat watched what I ate." Would you have done that before you started Sparking? That's lifestyle change progress.

    3862 days ago
    sorry about your loss. you totally have the right to take a week off for that. don't even think about feeling guilty about the ice cream, brownies and the truffles...
    i had some ice cream today myself and not the suggested 1/2 cup serving, but a whole cup. but then i picked myself up and dragged myself to the gym. calories in / calories out - that's what it's all about.

    welcome back on track! emoticon
    3862 days ago
    Totally on it!
    3862 days ago
    Hey, I'm with you since I've been dipping into the chocolates lately too!
    Healthy eating here we come!

    Together we can do it!
    3862 days ago
    It is good to take care of yourself as needed! I'm glad you are back renewed.
    I'm here coming up and made it to full speed. Cheers I'll toast you with my water :)
    emoticon To your renewed strength!
    3862 days ago
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